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Pasta cooked 'al dente', am I the only one who doesn't like it that way?

I too am not fond of pasta al dente. It reminds me of something very rubbery and at the same time, doughy. I like a softer pasta like my Mom made. I cook my pasta a few minutes over the recommended time, although when I cooked bowties last night 4 minutes over the recommended time, they still were quite rubbery. I have noticed that Barilla Pastas are consistently al dente. I find the lowly store brands work best for me.

Jul 18, 2009
EdaVeggie in General Topics